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Mallard's crews reunion

Mallard, the world's fastest locomotive Credit: ITV Yorkshire

More than 75 crew members who manned the footplate of the world's fastest locomotive , Mallard, and its sisters in their final decades on the tracks will be gathering at the National Railway Museum in York today.

This is the first time many of the firemen and driver teams will have met since their railway heyday. It is part of the museum's Mallard 75th anniversary celebrations.


Birthday of Mallard designer marked

Mallard at the National Railway Museum Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The birthday of the man behind the world's fastest steam train has been marked with a special historic re-enactment today.

Sir Nigel Gresley, who was born on this day in 1876, designed the Mallard, which will celebrate 75 years of holding the speed record for steam on July 3.

Actor Chris Cade from Platform 4 Theatre dressed as Gresley and posed beside the famous loco at the National Railway Museum in York to recreate a classic photograph from 1938 - the year of the Mallard's record run.

Minister confirms Museums' closure threat lifted

National Media Museum Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has today confirmed that the threat of closure hanging over Bradford' National Media Museum and York's National Railway Museum has been lifted .

"They [the Science Museum Group] asserted if there was a certain level of cuts they would have to look at closing one……..They are not going to receive those level of cuts so there is no reason why any of these museums should close," said Mr Vaizey


'DeliciouslyYorkshire' Awards

Smoked salmon from Staal Smokehouse Credit: Staal Smokehouse

A record-breaking number of Yorkshire's food and drink elite triumphed at the 'deliciouslyorkshire Awards 2012'. More than 300 people representing the region's food and drink sector celebrated the winners' achievements at the National Railway Museum, York.

The coveted deliciouslyorkshire Supreme Product was won by St Helen's Farm, Seaton Ross, York, for its Goat's Butter, and the Best Newcomer category was won by Staal Smokehouse Ltd of Long Riston, East Yorkshire, which also triumphed in the Best Fish and Seafish category with its Hot Smoked Salmon.

This year's Brand Champions are Amanda Peberdy, The Locally Sourced Food Co, Harrogate; Ashley McCarthy, Ye Old Sun Inn, Tadcaster; and Robert Ramsden, Delifresh, Bradford.